Between beeswax, clay and yabbies, Trinity Anglican College kids had their hands full taking part in 22 sustainable activities at an Enviro Day today.
Threatened species education took place in the classroom while bush on the school’s fringes at Thurgoona was utilised for squirrel glider monitoring, revegetation and more.
Students also helped install ponds near water sources, provided under the FrogID initiative to enhance Sloane's froglet numbers.
Teacher Jarryd Thurling said the joint Australian Museum and Bunnings Warehouse project had provided one pond, with the school buying another three.
“The biggest issue is getting connectivity between breeding spots,” he said.
“Charles Sturt University has done a lot of work, so between the university and all the dams around here, the school is another stop for the frogs.
“To identify the species in the area they do it by sound – we record the frog calls, send it off, and a scientist confirms what it is.
“If we do find a Sloane’s Froglet at the ponds later down the track, it will be great to show the kids what they can do.”
FrogID is a national citizen science project launched at the end of last year that is tracking specie numbers across the country by analysing recorded frog calls.
Mr Thurling said the annual Enviro Day was popular.
“We had Halve Waste doing sessions, for the second year the kids made beeswax wraps, and they also made bags from T-Shirts and did paper making,” he said.
“It’s great getting the kids outside and involved in hands-on activities.”